During the school year, it’s easy to Roost for the Day before registering – be a part of The Roost for one day . . . you’ll be glad you did!
If you already know you want your student to be a part of The Roost, register now and start your regular Roosting right away.
The Roost is an after school gathering space for middle schoolers on the top floor of the Sunnyside Methodist Church building at 3520 SE Yamhill Street across the park from Sunnyside Environmental School. During the 2013/14 school year, Camp Fire Columbia provides staff and after school programming from 3– 6 pm Monday through Friday. Friday nights 6 to 9 pm and on Portland Public School holidays, use of The Roost is facilitated by the Sunnyside Swap Shop Co-op.
What happens at The Roost?
Couches and foosball tables and enough space to just be with friends after school and on Friday nights is the main focus of The Roost. Reconstructed clothing, repurposed raw materials and the recirculating of everything we already have through “swap shopping” as an alternative to buying new is an added benefit of being at The Roost. During Camp Fire after school time, there is after school munching and snacking included in program fees and the Swap Shop turns The Roost kitchen area in to a community restaurant on Friday nights.
The program has been designed by the Sunnyside Swap Shop Co-op and Camp Fire with the input of Sunnyside Environmental School parents and middle school students. Students have after school homework support, arts & crafts, music, food, service learning and life skills development opportunities, games, books, gym access every Thursday and Friday, and time to just relax and hang out.
Where is The Roost?
The Roost overlooks Sunnyside Park from the top floor of the Sunnyside Methodist Church building at the corner of SE 35th and Yamhill one block off the bus lines on Belmont and includes a great room, a kitchen, a small stage and two special activity rooms. The church building is just across from the Sunnyside Evironmental School. The Roost youth program and Camp Fire do not have any religious affiliation with the church. This is not a Christian based program.
Who can participate?
Students attending any public or private school as a 6th, 7th or 8th grader or homeschooled students 11-14 can participate in The Roost. There is space for 30 students on any given day. If more students and families are interested, additional program space and program staff will need to be added before more students are registered.
For the 2012/13 school year, Monday has the most room for new students and Tuesdays are our busiest days. If you go on line to register, you will be wait listed if the day you are requesting is full and, if your registration goes through, the day is available.